WSR 06-24-089

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 5, 2006, 10:33 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-17-029.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-48-540.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98001, on January 11, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 11, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by January 8, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by January 8, 2007, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend WAC 260-48-540 to allow the executive secretary to authorize advance wagering.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal would give the racing associations more flexibility to accept wagers prior to one hour to post.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

December 5, 2006

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-10-014, filed 4/19/96, effective 6/11/96)

WAC 260-48-540   Advance wagering.   No association ((shall)) may permit wagering to begin more than one hour before the scheduled post time of the first race unless ((it has first obtained the authorization of the commission)) the association first obtains authorization from the executive secretary.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 96-10-014, 260-48-540, filed 4/19/96, effective 6/11/96.]

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